Nationalist/ Tribalist themes

Las Vegas and the Power of Patriotism

Patriotism often gets a bad wrap, due to the great crimes committed throughout history under its banner.

But too often, patriotism’s capacity to unify peoples and nations is overlooked.

We can never know what comfort this rousing rendition of “God Bless America,” gave the dozens of Americans when they were brutally slaughtered.

But in this beautiful moment before evil ensued, patriotism surely gave the soon to be slain something of value.

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